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Takamura Misono works for a company that makes tsukemono (preserved vegetable side dishes). She enjoys listening to podcasts and eating alone at home from food bought at franchise restaurants on her way from work. She isn't very good at socializing with other people, but she is enthusiastic when she talks about things she likes. Her co-worker Sudo Arisa suggests to her that she should start her own podcasts. Following her suggestion, Takamura Misono started a podcast titled Omimi ni Aimashitara. Her co-worker Sasaki Ryohei also joins the podcast. While doing the program, Takamura Misono grows as a person. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 115 users)
  • Ranked: #77294
  • Popularity: #12843
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Eric
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 10, 2021
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Sweet Story with Flaws but Charm

This drama is one of those with great characters which you learn to love over time. It's strengths comes from exploring various character dynamics and different personalities in the world around them. And, while the format is a little odd and sometimes repetitive, it can also be a powerful catalyst for transformative moments in the plot. This interesting use of the format did elevate my opinion of the show as a whole.

First let me say that the premise of the show is intriguing; we don't see much content about podcasts right now. Now, I'm not too sure on the subject of the podcast itself, which is on chain restaurants, something most people don't get especially excited about. I wouldn't be too bothered by this oddity, but they spend a not insignificant amount of time every episode talking about different restaurants, which by the end became a little boring. In fact, I think it may have been unnecessary to include the recording of a podcast in nearly every episode. It was occasionally a powerful tool for emotional revelations in the character, but oftentimes it seemed to be explicitly stating things the viewer could already pick up on. Also, it would have been interesting to see the podcast incorporated a bit more into the plot, but I also understand why they didn't and respect that creative decision.

Besides these flaws, there are a number of things going for the show. First, the chemistry between the protagonists is outstanding. They interact naturally and form realistic bonds that we become attached to by the end. This is also helped a great deal by the natural charisma of the main character Misono. One of my favorite things about the show is how, over the course of the episodes, they explored several minor characters around the office, displaying interesting personalities and how they interact with the protagonist(s). It was reminiscent of Gintama in their variety of characters and The Office in the powerful bonds between them. Without these things I doubt I would have enjoyed the show.

So should you watch it? Well first, if you're interested in chain restaurants in Japan then by all means this is the show for you. If you're not but you're interested in podcasts or the idea of making podcasts, or you're just looking around in general, consider this: On the one hand, the episodes are short (20 mins) and there are few (12) so it's not a big time commitment to watch. The format is mostly episodic so a few episodes will give you an idea of what to expect for most of it. On the other hand, the real strength of the show comes in the characters and dynamics it builds over time, so you can't really discredit it from the get go. With this in mind: For those of you looking for something light and fluffy that still carries emotional weight, I will recommend this drama, but otherwise (if you're looking for a story about fame or excessive drama), I'd say look elsewhere.

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Dropped 4/12
Kenseiden
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2021
4 of 12 episodes seen
Dropped 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.5

100 yens de réduction sur votre prochaine commande.

Ouvrez grand vos oreilles, car voilà un drama que nous, petit Français, pourrions une fois de plus considérer comme destiné à une niche d'Otak, mais qui intéresse le japonais moyen au plus au point, par son thème :
Le podcast ... de bouffe.
Non pas une émission télé ou une recette en tuto YouTube, dont nous raffolons aussi, je crois, mais bien l'enregistrement sonore, disponible sur Spotify ou autres, d'une jeune femme racontant les sensations qu'elle ressent en sempifrant de plats à emporter. C'est comme si des personnes avaient de l'intérêt et du temps à perdre, à lire l'avis d'un néophyte français parlant à peine le japonais sur les J-dramas. La personne qui les écrit y passe un temps fou, prend un plaisir fou à les faire, mais n'intéresse sûrement pas grand monde. En tout cas de mentalement équilibré ...

Ainsi commence l'histoire de ce court drama, de 20 min par épisode avec 5 min de vrai podcast à l'intérieur, illustré par les souvenirs dont se remémore, l'encore méconnue, en tant actrice, Itou Marika, en décrivant les goûts de ses plats. De nature très Introvertie, l'ex Nogizaka46 devient comme nous tous, et moi en 1er, vu la longueur de cet article beaucoup trop bavarde quand on la lance sur son sujet de prédilection. Les plats des grandes enseignes de restauration rapide du Japon, pour le coup. Véritable institution dans ce pays, sur place ou à emporter, ses restaurants pullulent et ont souvent chacun des spécialités bien précises. Ramen, kare-risu, ou gyoza, vous aurez l'eau à la bouche et une irrésistible envie d'en commander. Mais à 10 000 km du premier restaurant vous devrez vous contenter de nos sushis fades, livrés en Uber.

De vrais restaurants donc faisant de ce drama une grande campagne de promotion à ciel ouvert ou le retour à la restauration rapide et la fin du "fait maison" sonne la fin de la pandémie. On l'espère en tout cas.

Mais ne fuyez pas pour autant, car au-delà de l'aspect mercantile, c'est une sympathique histoire de friendship dans un bureau lambda de Tokyo. Premier bouleau, après un "shuushoku" arasant d'une bande de jeunes célibataires, mais on reste loin d'une ambiance à la Friends, quand même. Vous verrez les quartiers commerçants de Tokyo et deviendrez vite amis avec ses héros de la vie quotidienne. Vous pourrez même si vôtre niveau de japonais le permet retrouver les podcasts dans la vie réelle et faire encore plus partie de cette joyeuse bande. Car ils sont vraiment disponibles sur Spotify et sortent en même temps que chaque épisode. Une façon originale de briser le 4e mur.

Le dernier intérêt de ce mignon petit Drama, qui n'en recèle pas tant que ça, vu la banalité des situations quotidienne, c'est qu'il vous servira de tuto pour créer vos propres podcast sur Spotify, car comme toujours quand un métier ou une passion sont le thème d'un drama, cela tourne vite au document d'information. Une façon habile de vous ouvrir l'appétit sur ce monde et vous rassurera sur le fait que non, vous n'êtes pas bizarre. D'autres personnes sont comme vous ... et moi. Alors vous pouvez entamer cette danse de la joie sur l'ending, pardon l'opening catchy de Kana Hanezawa sans honte.

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  • Drama: Omimi ni Aimashitara
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 115 users)
  • Ranked: #77294
  • Popularity: #12843
  • Watchers: 408

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